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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    If it's that big, you're gonna need some reconstruction to the seat and sides as well to keep the proportions right. I do this all time, but I have an excellent tailor and it runs me around $70 and takes a month or so.

    edit: And by all the time, I mean I've done it twice.
     
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  2. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man. That's what I was afraid of.
    I've only ever had basic tailoring (the waist is too big/inseam too long, pin it, tailor takes it in).
    I guess I'll give it a go since the pants are only $50, even if it costs another $50 to fix it's still under half price.
     
  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    You could probably have the waist slimmed by 1-1.5 inches without having to do crazy things elsewhere. It depends on how the rise compares to what you usually wear, but 2 inches is about the most you can do without compromising elsewhere. The thing is, though, that if they're true to size, you can probably bring them down an inch or so and get away with it without an issue.
     
  4. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Well-Known Member

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    Both pairs I'm looking at are a tagged 34, I usually wear a 34, sometimes a 33.
    But the chinos measure closer to 37". Even though the 34's I wear typically measure more like 35",
    37" seems extreme, however, all of the other major measurements (thigh, knee, rise, hem) seem pretty perfect and in line with normal sizes in my closet.
    The raw denim - waist measures 17.75" - would be pretty good but after the .5" of stretch they're bound to have in them that's going to be crazy loose. I like some room in the waist but I don't want to wear a belt. I hate belts and only wear them if I have to (ie/ suit).
    With all of this said, again I don't have any issues with getting something tailored and bringing in the waist If I have to, I'm just concerned (and curious) what the upper limit is before it starts to throw everything else off and makes them look like shit with hip flair and billowing ass and thighs etc.
     
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    Dbear Well-Known Member

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    u really got to try it on (with option to return) bc posted measurements online for denim or whatever you're looking at can be incredibly misleading
     
  6. OccultaVexillum

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    True, but its brands I am familiar with and stores that are pretty good with measurements.

    Anyway, thanks all. I pulled the trigger as it sounds relatively "doable" and if it's all messed up I'm not going to be losing much. The possible payoff outweighs the risks on both pairs.
     
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  8. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    I've taken in the waist of around 5-6 pants in the last couple years, 1"-1.25" is easily doable strait at the back unless pockets are too close to begin with, whenever I've needed more than that I've had to do the back + sides and sides are tricky, pretty easy to get pocket flare if they aren't done properly, just make sure they take in both sides evenly, not just back + 1 side which was once suggested to me
     
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  9. gettoasty

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    Wouldn't the pocket flare be more the result of taking in the seat, upper thigh versus just nipping the waist? I just took 5 pairs to have the waist taken in about 1" to 1,25" because I wear a belt and I've realized it causes unsightly dimples in the back and scrunching of the waist band.

    The tailor is good enough to point this out after the many times I have been to various shops.

    I think it really depends on how much material is available in the waist. Also, what type of bottoms i.e. dress trousers versus chinos. The former is a much simpler fix. The pocket maybe also more apparent with a pair of dress trousers due to the clean lines versus denim that is rigid. Denim should loosen up overtime and settle. I can't say the same for a pair of wool trousers. Maybe if you going for a looser silhouette then it can be more forgiving.
     
  10. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    depends on the type of pant yes, but ime most times the waist band is un-stitched from the sides to shorten it and when reattaching to the pant they do like a dart at the side seems and that also creates pocket flare if its not done properly

    if its just taken in form the back then yeah no worries of getting pocket flare
     
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  11. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Some jawnz on their way from Australia (thanks @Razele). ToJ calf rider soon (TYBD). The anticipation builds. :nodding::bounce2:

    Soon after that, SS pre-orders should be arriving from various places. Then Vanson x Styleforum rider. :satisfied:
     
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  12. conceptual 4est

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    Poll is up for this weeks SW&D challenge, and the turnout was good! We have somewhere around 20 members that left their computers/homes in the past 2 weeks, so I'm feeling pretty good about this!

    Go vote now [​IMG]
     
  13. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    I desperately need @nicelynice's cropped *Kolor trousers
     
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  14. Bam!ChairDance

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    so, has anyone else tried the tillmann oversized coat from this season (1, 2)? It's sitting in my closet right now with the tags still on, and I can't decide if the cut is weird in a cool way or just weird. It's slim in the arms and super voluminous in the body. Dunno man.
     
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  15. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    post a fit (and let the internet decide)
     
  16. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps! Internet pics are deceptive, though, especially w/ volume. We'll see
     
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  19. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    BCD is Ryan Gosling's stylist not trainer. Direct those questions to kunk.
     
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  20. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    Kolor do some nice stuff, but their sizing is definitely aimed at less 'big boned ;) ' people than me... :embar:
     
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